Quran the living miracle
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- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:40:38 -0800 (PST)
Quran the living miracle
Dr. Abdul Wahab Zahid
Few facts about Quran:
Quran was revealed to the last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by
It is the book of God. It means that each word in Quran is the word of
God. It does not contain the words of any human.
It was revealed 1400 years ago and it was written down during the time
of Muhammad (peace be upon him).
It was preserved and the original copy of Quran is still available
today. It is worth mentioning that no other religion in the world has
the original copy of their Holy Book.
Quran was revealed in Arabic language.
Today the Arabic text of every single Quran in the world is same.
However translations in different languages are available. Please
remember that translation is the choice of words by the translator
according to his understanding of the language. So there can be
different translations but original text in Arabic remains same.
The following pages give proofs beyond the shadow of doubt to prove
that Quran is the Word of God and that it is impossible for a human or
a group of humans or all humanity together to write Quran.
Scientific miracles mentioned in Quran that cannot be told by a human
1400 years ago. Those scientific miracles are being confirmed today by
the scientists. One of the miracles is given in brief below:
1400 years before the invention of the modern microscopes and the
science of embryology, Allah gave us in the Qur¡¯an the precise stages
through which the human embryo goes in the course of its development:
And indeed We created man [Adam] out of an extract of clay. Thereafter
We made him as a Nutfah [mixed drops of the male and female sexual
discharge] [and lodged it] in a safe lodging [woman¡¯s womb]. Then We
made the Nutfah into a leech [or leech-like structure] then We made
the leech into a chewed lump, then We made out of the chewed lump
bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it
forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.
[Qur¡¯an, 23:12-14; Al-Mu¡¯minun, ¡°The Believers¡±]
Dr. Keith L. Moore (Ph.D., F.I.A.C. The Department of Anatomy,
University of Toronto, Canada) commented on these verses: ¡°The zygote
forms by the union of a mixture of the sperm and the ovum (¡°The mixed
drop!¡±). The word ¡°alaqah¡± refers to a leech or bloodsucker. This
is an appropriate description of the human embryo from days 7-24 when
it clings to the endometrium of the uterus, in the same way that a
leech clings to the skin. Just as the leech derives blood from the
host, the human embryo derives blood from the decidua or pregnant
endometrium. It is remarkable how much the embryo of 23-24 days
resembles a leech. As there were no microscopes or lenses available in
the 7th century, doctors would not have known that the human embryo
had this leech-like appearance. In the early part of the fourth week,
the embryo is just visible to the unaided eye because it is smaller
than a kernel of wheat.
The Arabic word ¡°mudghah¡± means ¡°chewed substance or chewed lump.¡±
Toward the end of the fourth week, the human embryo looks somewhat
like a chewed lump of flesh. The chewed appearance results from the
somites which resemble teeth marks. The somites represent the
beginnings or primordia of the vertebrae... Out of the chewed lump
stage, bones and muscles form. This is in accordance with
embryological development. First the bones form as cartilage models
and then the muscles (flesh) develop around them from the somatic
Allah also states in the Qur¡¯an the correct order in which the senses
of hearing, seeing and understanding develop:
And He gave you hearing and sight and feeling and understanding.
[Qur¡¯an, 32:9; Al-Sajdah, ¡°The Prostration¡±]
Dr. Keith L. Moore comments on these verses saying: ¡°The primordia of
the internal ears appear before the beginning of the eyes, and the
brain (the site of understanding) differentiates last.¡± How could
Muhammad possibly have known these embryonic stages to microscopic
details unless he (i.e., Muhammad) was not truly the messenger of
Historical facts stated accurately which are being confirmed today
because of the findings in the field of archaeology.
City of Iram:
There is a city that was mentioned in the Qur¡¯an by the name of Iram.
Up until 1975, this city was thought by many non-Muslims to be a mere
myth since no mention of it was ever made in any known writings. In
1975 another city by the name of Ibla was unearthed in Syria. In some
of the tablets found in the city of Ibla, the name of the city of Iram
was mentioned for the first time as a place that used to trade with
the city of Ibla. Subsequently, using space photography from the space
shuttle, the city of Iram was found in the vicinity of Aden. Then
behold! The appearance of this city was exactly as it was described in
the Qur¡¯an as a city built with towering pillars:
Did you [O Mohammad] not see how your Lord dealt with [the tribe of]
Aad ? [the city of] Iram with lofty pillars. The like of which was not
created in the lands. [Qur¡¯an, 89:6-8; Al-Fajr ¡°The Dawn¡±]
Predictions about the future which came true.
Fall of Persian Empire
Qur'an confidently predicted a number of things only a few years
before they came to pass. The fall of the Persian Empire, for example,
was predicted in spite of the fact that it had just suffered a serious
military defeat. The evidence was all to the contrary. But in the
chapter entitled "Rom", the fall of the Persian Empire who were
recently victors over the Romans was predicted.
Open challenges to individuals, nations and humanity, which they have
failed to fulfil.
The Prophet (SAW) had an uncle by the name of Abu Lahab. This man
hated Islam to such an extent that he used to follow the Prophet
around in order to discredit him. However, about ten years before Abu
Lahab died, a little chapter in the Qur'an was revealed affirming that
he would never become a Muslim and would therefore be condemned
For ten years all Abu Lahab had to do was say, "I heard that it has
been revealed to Muhammad that I will never change - that I will never
become a Muslim and will enter the Hellfire. Well I want to become a
Muslim now. How do you like that? What do you think of your divine
But he never did that. In essence, Muhammad (SAW) said, "You hate me
and you want to finish me? Here, say these words, and I am finished.
Come on, say them!" But Abu Lahab never said them. Ten years! And in
all that time he never accepted Islam or even became sympathetic to
the Islamic cause.
How could he possibly have been so confident as to give someone 10
years to discredit his claim of Prophethood?
Literary Master Piece
Use and Mention of Words
For myself, I (Dr Garry Miller) have interest in mathematics & logic.
There is a verse in the Qur'an:
"This a scripture whose verses are perfected and then
Which tells me that there are no wasted words in the Qur'an; that each
verse is perfected and then it is explained. It could not be in a
better form. One could not use fewer words to say the same thing or if
one uses more words one would only be adding superfluous information.
A revolution in logic has occurred in the last one hundred years,
primarily over the difference between use and mention of words.
Aristotle's law of the 'excluded middle' was the statement that every
statement is either true or false. About a hundred years ago, somebody
pointed out that the law of the excluded middle is a statement and is
therefore not a law after all. It could just as well be false as well
as true. This was a tangled knot for the logicians to untie until they
came to understand the difference between the use and the mention of a
When we use a word, we consider its meaning. When we mention a word we
are discussing the word itself. If I said Toronto is a large city, I
mean Toronto, that place, is a large city. If I say Toronto has seven
letters, I am talking about the word 'Toronto'. In the first case I
used the word and in the second I mentioned the word.
Jesus and Adam
Connecting these ideas and the idea that the Qur'an composed of verses
that are perfected and then expounded for us, consider the verse which
"The likeness of Jesus before Allah is as the likeness of
It is very clear that what we have in the statement is an equation.
This verse goes on to explain how that is true because they both came
under unusual circumstances rather than having a mother and a father
in the usual human reproductive way.
But what about the mention of the words? Was the author aware of the
fact that if we were considering the words as words themselves, this
sentence also read that 'Jesus' is something like 'Adam'. Well, they
are not spelt with the same letters, how can they be alike in this
revelation? The answer comes by checking the index of the Qur'an. So,
when the word Isa (Jesus) is checked up, it is found that it occurs in
the Qur'an twenty-five times. When word Adam is checked, it is found
that it also occurs in the Qur'an twenty-five times. The point is that
they are very much alike in this book. They are equated. So, following
up on this idea, check for every case where something was set up as an
equation, where the likeness of something was said to be the likeness
of some other thing. And in every case, it works.
There are also some places in the Qur'an where one thing is said to be
not like another thing. After a quick look at several places where on
thing is said to be not like another thing, the counting revealed that
their occurrence in the Qur'an do not match up. But another
interesting thing happens. The Qur'an makes it very clear in the verse
that trade is not like interest. The two words will be found six times
for one and seven for the other. And so it is in every other case.
When one thing is said to be not like another, there was a difference
of one time. It would be five of one and four of the other, or seven
of one and eight of another. The author is telling us that this is
And these are just some of the miracles. The Quran is full of miracles
and new ones being discovered with time.
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